DRDO at 104th Indian Science Congress-2017 in Tirupati January 2017 Tirupati. India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has been participating in “Pride of India-Science Expo-2017” being held from January 3-7 at the Sri Venkateswara University Campus, Tirupati. The five-day event has been organized as part of 104th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2017) inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The DRDO Pavillion at the mega science expo was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on January 3. He also visited various DRDO stalls and took keen interest in the DRDO products and technologies displayed there. A special plenary session titled “Frontiers of Defense Research” was organized on January 4. Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri (SA to RM) and Director General (MSS) at DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy was the Convener of the session, in which eminent scientists from DRDO delivered their lectures. This included the Chief Controller R&D (Human Resources & Technology Management) MD Hafizur Rahaman, Director General (Micro Electronic Devices & Computational Systems) Dr G Athithan, Director General – Life Sciences Dr Shashi Bala Singh and Dr BS Subhash Chandran of DRDL, Hyderabad. 40 DRDO laboratories were participating at the expo to showcase state-of-the-art military systems and technologies at the DRDO Pavilion which narrate the saga of Self-reliance & National Pride with the “Make in India” spirit. Star attractions of the outdoor exhibits included the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Agni-5, Akash Weapon System, Shaurya Missile, the model of the BrahMos missile, Remotely Operated Vehicle Daksh Robot etc. Indoor exhibits included models of AEW&C, LCA Tejas, Rustom UAV, the Advanced light-weight Torpedo (TAL), Multi-mode Hand Grenade, NBC Suit, Anti-mine Boots, Micro Wave Power Module, S-Band MSS Terminal, Integrated Multi Function Sight (IMFS), Preemptor System, various Life Sciences Products including Bukhari-the heating system, Alocal Cream, Ready-to-Eat Packaged Foods, Juices etc. DRDO pavilion has been a major attraction at the Pride of India Expo among visitors & students.